Sweet potatoes get a spicy makeover when they’re tossed with a mix of turmeric, garam masala, and red pepper flakes in this recipe for North Indian-spiced roasted sweet potatoes.
Step away from the marshmallows.
Put down the brown sugar.
Hand over the flask of maple syrup.*
Things are about to get spicy.
To be honest, I didn’t think these were too spicy, but the.boy gave me death glares all night in-between gulps of water. So, you know. Spice with caution. Especially if feeding these to small children.
Or grown men with the taste buds of small children. Ahem.
You do you.
Regardless, they definitely have a kick, which is a nice change-up from the usual cinnamon spice and everything nice routine. We ate them as a simple side dish to an easy scrambled egg dinner, but you can pair them with just about anything. And if you want to eat the whole pan as a meal, I won’t judge you.
Just invite me over next time, mmkay?
To throw these together, all you have to do is chop, spice, and go. Then let them roast away while you get the rest of your life in order.
*Yes, I said flask. We all have our vices. Is whiskey really so much better than an occasional nip of the maple-y good stuff? I think not.
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1¾ tsp black mustard seeds
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1½ tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- ½ tsp garam masala
- Heat oven to 400F.
- Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add in the mustard seeds and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring frequently, until the mustard seeds start to pop, about 2 minutes. Turn the heat to medium-low. Stir in the ginger, garlic, and jalapeno and cook, stirring constantly, for a minute. Add the salt, turmeric, and garam masala. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Toss the potatoes with the spice mixture. Arrange in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until tender, stirring every 10 minutes.
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